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'Black Beatles' on top of US single chart

"Black Beatles" is a song by American hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd. It was released in 2016 by EarDrummers and Interscope Records as the third single from their second studio album SremmLife 2. The song features guest vocals from American rapper Gucci Mane and is produced by Mike Will Made It.

British actor Alan Rickman dies

Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director. In 2015, Rickman suffered a minor stroke, which led to the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He revealed the fact that he had terminal cancer to only his closest confidants. In 2016, Rickman died in London at age 69.

Conrad Bain, star of the sitcom Diff’rent Strokes, dies aged 89

Conrad Stafford Bain was a Canadian/American actor and comedian and character actor. His television credits include a leading role as Phillip Drummond in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and as Dr. Arthur Harmon on Maude. Bain died from complications following a stroke in 2013, in Livermore, California, three weeks before his 90th birthday.

Amy Winehouse is at #1 on the UK album chart with 'Back To Black'

Back to Black debuted at number three, later falling to number ten. It topped the UK Albums Charts for the first time during its 11th week, selling over 35,500 copies. The following week, it retained its position, selling another 47 thousand copies. It returned for a third week atop the charts five weeks later.

D4L are at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Laffy Taffy'

"Laffy Taffy" is a 2005 song by Atlanta-based hip hop group D4L. The song's success on the charts was largely due to its enormous online sales. The music video version of the song samples and interpolates elements of "Candy Girl" by New Edition, whereas the CD single version of the song excludes the sampling.

Jennifer Lopez scores her first UK #1 single

"Love Don't Cost a Thing" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez for her second studio album. It topped the UK Singles Chart, becoming her first number one in the UK. Lopez has performed "Love Don't Cost a Thing" live on numerous occasions.

David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS

Johnny Carson retired, and many fans believed that Letterman would become the host of The Tonight Show. When NBC instead gave the job to Jay Leno, Letterman departed NBC to host his own late-night show on CBS, opposite The Tonight Show at 11:30 p.m., called the Late Show with David Letterman.

Bobby Brown is at #1 on the US singles chart

"My Prerogative" is a song by American singer Bobby Brown from his second studio album Don't Be Cruel. It was released in 1988 as the second single from the album. After recording sessions for the album were completed, Brown and producer Gene Griffin traveled to New York City, since he felt something was "missing" from the record.

'Pipes Of Peace' is #1 on the UK singles chart

Pipes of Peace was first released on McCartney's album of the same name and later also as a single. It reached No. 1 on the UK singles chart and held the position for two weeks. He had previously had several number one singles with Beatles, but this was his first and only number one in the UK as a solo artist.

Player are at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Baby Come Back'

"Baby Come Back" is a song by the American rock band Player. It was released in late 1977 as the lead single from their 1977 self-titled debut album. The song was their biggest hit single, hitting number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number ten on the R&B charts in 1978.

'Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite'

Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite is a concert that was headlined by Elvis Presley and was broadcast live via satellite. More than a billion people from more than 40 countries across Asia and Europe tuned in to watch "Aloha from Hawaii." The show was performed at the Honolulu International Center Arena.

David Bowie releases first single after changing his name from David Jones

"Can't help thinking about me" is the A-side to the third and final single released under the newly changed name David Bowie and his band The Lower Third. The single failed to make either the UK or the US charts despite being reasonably well received by the critics at the time.

US Army promotes Elvis Presley to rank of Sergeant

A 21-year-old Elvis Presley was drafted into the United States Army. Presley eventually served in West Germany for about a year and a half, where he met his future wife. He was promoted to sergeant. Just three weeks before he received his discharge from the Army.

Humphry Bogart dies of cancer aged only 57

A heavy smoker and drinker, Bogart developed esophageal cancer. He did not speak of his health and visited a doctor in 1956. The disease worsened throughout the year. Bogart fell into a coma and died. He had just turned 57 twenty days prior and weighed only 80 pounds.

Marilyn Monroe marries baseball legend Joe DiMaggio

The marriage ran into trouble within a few weeks as DiMaggio became upset by Monroe's personal habits, including her disdain for bathing and her tendency to relax around the house nude. Although she suffered from endometriosis, Monroe and DiMaggio each expressed to reporters their desire to start a family.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1966

Dan Schneider

died 2016

Alan Rickman

born 1988

Tom Rosenthal

born 1969

Jason Bateman